While one of the main goals of education is to prepare students for their participation in the labour market, many education institutions have poor linkages to the world of work. Entrepeneurial learning promotes entrepreneurship and is about providing people with an entrepreneurial mindset. In this regard, the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre promotes the development of entrepreneurial and generic skills in TVET through its various activities.
Through entrepreneurship education, people can learn to be innovative as well as the skills needed to successfully manage growth in small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). Entrepreneurship curricula might cover issues such as generating innovative business ideas, business and strategic planning, finance, marketing, and the use of information and communications technologies (ICTs) to achieve better business results.
17 March 2017Supporting entrepreneurship through self-sufficient schools
The UNESCO-UNEVOC Promising Practices database presents inspiring initiative tackling key-themes in TVET. Fundación Paraguaya not only educates rural and low-income youth, but transforms them into entrepreneurs who can potentially lift themselves and their families out of poverty. Find out more about this innovative practice. (more
16 March 2017Mobile learning and TVET for greater inclusion
In view of the Mobile Learning Week 2017 co-organized by UNESCO and UNHCR around the theme of ‘Education in emergencies and crises’, we ask one of UNESCO’s experts about the implications of the increasing popularity of mobile learning for TVET and how this can advance the agenda of promoting youth, literacy and skills using mobile technology. (more
8 December 2016Teaching entrepreneurship with new technologies
Promoting entrepreneurial skills is recognized as one way to help youth access the world of work in the Arab region, where the youth unemployment rate is one of the highest in the world. A capacity development programme implemented by the ENSET-Rabat in Morocco, supported by UNESCO-UNEVOC, convened regional actors to discuss promoting entrepreneurship through the use of technology. (more
28 November 2016Supporting rural youth to acquire green skills and realise their ideas
Access to education and training that allows rural youth to have decent work opportunities is still limited in Paraguay. The Fundacion Paraguaya uses unique and innovative approaches to meet learning needs of rural youth. UNEVOC Centres from Latin America met on the San Francisco campus of the Fundación Paraguaya to discuss the use of ICT in the provision of TVET in rural contexts. (more
6 July 2016Virtual conference on Youth Entrepreneurship
In the ongoing edition of UNESCO-UNEVOC’s virtual conferences, we are discussing youth entrepreneurship in technical and vocational education and training (TVET). The conference is taking place from 18 to 29 July 2016 on the UNESCO-UNEVOC TVeT Forum. (more
16 September 2015Young Leonardo Award Laureates receive awards
On 14 September, five young entrepreneurs were acknowledged for their efforts towards finding innovative solutions to challenges in the field of learning and were awarded the Young Leonardo Awards. (more
9 December 2014Five experts from India visit UNESCO-UNEVOC
UNESCO-UNEVOC welcomed five experts from India to its premises on 5 December 2014. The meeting was an opportunity for an exploratory discussion between UNESCO-UNEVOC and TREC-STEP, a consortium of three institutions from three Indian states. (more
14 October 2014Skills for Work and Life Post-2015
As a follow-up to regional consultations in 2013, UNESCO-UNEVOC is organizing a global forum to be held from 14 to 16 October at the UN Campus in Bonn, Germany. The forum seeks to contribute to the ongoing debate, enriching the thought processes behind the positioning of TVET in the post-2015 agenda and it will utilize cross-regional networking and partnership as platforms to create synergy in the contribution of TVET in the post-2015 agenda.
27 August 2013Strengthening regional harmonization for the transformation of TVET
To strengthen global and regional harmonization for the advancement of TVET transformation through the capacities of UNEVOC's unique global Network of specialized TVET institutions and affiliated partners, the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre is organizing a series of meetings to be held in all regions of the world.
15 June 2011
Inter-Agency Working Group on Entrepreneurship Education meets at UNESCO Headquarters (more
17 December 2008
UNESCO and StratREAL Foundation sign partnership agreement on entrepreneurship education (more
14 November 2008
1st meeting of the Intl. Working Group on Entrepreneurship Education (more
19 February 2008
Inter-regional seminar on entrepreneurship education (more
3 March 2014Meeting report of the Africa Regional Forum
Meeting report of the Africa Regional Forum (17-18 September 2013, Abuja, Nigeria) on Advancing TVET for Youth Employability and Sustainable Development now available online (more
11 November 2009
UNEVOC Forum 15 on “TVET: A Brief Study of the Role of Enterprises, Government and NGOs” (more